Teaching semester is going to start soon and students will be using Revit 2017. There have been a number of updates & hot fixes since 2017 was released in April last year so I thought I would consolidate what you need to do and where you need to go to get the latest.
1. Visit: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/download
2. Select 'Free Education Software'
3. Search for, download & install Revit 2017 using your student ID.
There have been 2 service packs released. You will only need to install Service Pack 2 as this includes Service Pack 1 updates.
1. Click Here to go directly to the Service Pack 2 web page.
2. Scroll down the page and click the execution file as shown in the image below.
**So on the day this was posted Revit 2017.2 was released! Reading the release notes, 2017.2 "contains the fixes included in previous Autodesk Revit 2017 patches". Therefore, I have removed previously posted links for 2017.1 & the UK terminology hotfix now included in 2017.2. If you still require these links, visit previous posts here & here.
Direct download Link is HERE. This will automatically start downloading the update.
The file is Approximately 475mb in size.
More information on 2017.1 & 2017.2 including new features:
- Autodesk 'Inside the Factory' blog post on new features
- Release Notes - information on issues resolved
- Update Readme file
To confirm you have installed all service packs correctly, open Revit and check the version number.
To do so, click the drop down arrow next to the help icon and select 'About Autodesk Revit 2017.2'.
The release number should be: 20170118_1100
Insight 360 Plugin
Content Libraries & Templates Missing
If after installation, you realise you are missing content libraries & default templates, visit this Autodesk Knowledge Network Link to install content.
That's it, you're all done!
As always, I encourage users to download Revit addins. For some recommendations visit my previous posts:
At the time of writing, the latest Dynamo update was version 1.2.1. To install the latest version visit the DynamoBIM website HERE.